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Times’ slap at black Republicans draws Cain ire
The Daily Caller
Herman Cain came out swinging Friday against a New York Times op-ed that claims Republicans strategically use black politicians, in this case soon-to-be Sen. Tim Scott, to “undermine black interests.” The former presidential candidate wrote at his CainTV.com: “Any newspaper that would publish a piece denigrating blacks as needing the benevolence of big government in order to serve their interests is obviously racist and deserves widespread censure for making such an insensitive and racially biased editorial decision.” Read more…

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Kerry should be grilled over questionable stands
American Thinker
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Commentary
As John Kerry faces Senate confirmation hearings for secretary of state, he should be hit with tough questions regarding his: (1) testimony against fellow Vietnam War veterans before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in 1971; (2) meeting with North Vietnamese communists in Paris, also in 1971; (3) campaigning for a nuclear freeze in Europe in the 1980s. Aren’t his failures over four decades something his colleagues should worry about? Read more…

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Ex-Marine Hammar freed, back in America
Fox News
Saturday, December 22, 2012
News
The ordeal for Jon Hammar Jr., who languished under deplorable conditions in a violent Mexican prison for four months, is finally over. The ex-Marine, who was arrested at the same border crossing Aug. 13 after trying to declare an antique shotgun, was released Friday and was suffering from a stomach virus, his father told Fox News as he and his son drove from the Texas border. Read more…

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Dershowitzophrenia By Roger L Simon

http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2012/12/21/dershowitzophrenia/

Sometimes I think Alan Dershowitz is so politically schizophrenic he deserves a diagnosis title of his own in the American Psychiatric Association’s DSM – Dershowitzophrenia.

Today the Harvard Law professor has an excellent article in NRO (one wonders if he offered it first to the NYT, WaPo, etc.) taking President Obama to task for his potential nomination of Chuck Hagel for SecDef. Given Hagel’s record on Iran (not even branding the Republican Guard as terrorists, etc.), Dershowitz correctly states the former senator’s appointment would send a message to the mullahs that the administration is not serious in their threat of using force to prevent the Iranians from developing nuclear weapons.

But, hello…. What kind of person would Obama nominate for SecDef and what does the president himself really think about Iran? The professor surely recalls Obama’s extraordinary indifference when the demonstrators in the streets of Tehran cried out for the president’s support.

It’s perfectly natural and predictable Obama would want a Hagel — or someone like him — at Defense. Where was Dershowitz? Ignoring what everyone else knew?

And it’s not just Defense. Who would Obama nominate for the even more important secretary of State? If he can’t get the prevaricating Susan Rice, a mindlessly progressive bloviating Assad apologist like John Kerry will be just the ticket.

No one but a certain Harvard professor and consistent public supporter of Barack Obama would be surprised.

BTW, the American Psychiatric Association has announced its Fifth Edition of its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders will appear next May. Dershowitizophrenia anyone?

MELANIE PHILLIPS: TO THE ABYSS

http://melaniephillips.com/into-the-abyss To an astonishing silence by the media on both sides of the pond, the US along with the UK and a number of European governments is leading the west into an abyss. I have repeatedly noted here that the US, UK and France helped bring to power in Egypt Islamic extremists hostile to the […]

MARC MORANO:THE THREAT POSED BY JOHN KERRY’S POOR UNDERSTANDING OF CLIMATE SCIENCE

http://www.climatedepot.com/a/18895/Sen-John-Kerry-as-Sec-Of-State-Be-Afraid-Kerrys-Poor-Understanding-of-Climate-Science-Poses-Threat-to-US-National-Security
Sen. John Kerry as Sec. Of State?! Be Afraid, Kerry’s Poor Understanding of Climate Science Poses Threat to U.S. National Security

Kerry has called Global Warming the Next 9/11 & Has Equated Soviet Nuclear warheads & Iranian Nukes to threat of Global Warming
December 21, 2012 – By Marc Morano

Climate Depot Editorial
Democratic Senator John Kerry is set to become the next U.S. Secretary of State, replacing Sec. Hillary Rodham Clinton. Kerry has declared his intention to treat man-made global warming as a national security threat. See: Sen. John Kerry To Be Nominated As Next Secretary of State: Kerry ‘believes climate change is the ‘biggest long term threat’ to national security’ & A Secretary John Kerry Would Elevate Climate Issues: Reaction: ‘about as far as 2010′s failed Kerry-Boxer climate bill, which failed to launch’
Climate Depot Statement on Sen. Kerry: “Senator Kerry is on record expressing outlandish climate and national security claims based on his basic misreading of climate science. Having a Secretary of State who views the emission of a trace essential gas in the atmosphere – CO2 – as some sort of monster threat o national security or the equivalent a the 9/11 terror attacks or the equivalent of old Soviet nuclear warheads, is a sad day in American history. Kerry is ignoring a large body of data and research that demolishes his beliefs. (see below) The American people deserve much better.” #
See: Sen. John Kerry: Global Warming Is The Next 9/11: Kerry: ‘On August 6, 2001, Pres. George W. Bush famously received an intelligence briefing entitled, “Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S.” Thirty-six days later, al Qaeda terrorists did just that. Scientists tell us we have a 10-year window — if even that — before catastrophic climate change becomes inevitable and irreversible. The threat is real, and time is not on our side… ‘Make no mistake: catastrophic climate change represents a threat to human security, global stability, and — yes — even to American national security’

GERALD HONIGMAN: ON HAGEL AND KERRY….

www.geraldahonigman.com Opals, Rubies, Emeralds, Diamonds…beautiful, yet few compare to the priceless gem Israel can luckily claim as its own–Caroline Glick. The lady is one of the top analysts out there, no matter where you look. And I say this not because we see things the same way. She definitely has a way with words and […]

JOHN PERAZZO: KERRY A HATE-AMERICA VETERAN FOR SEC. OF STATE? PLEASE READ IT ALL

http://frontpagemag.com/2012/john-perazzo/john-kerry-a-hate-america-veteran-reporting-for-duty/?utm_source=FrontPage+Magazine&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=1c40ada24c-Mailchimp_FrontPageMag When Barack Obama nominated John Kerry to be America’s next Secretary of State Friday afternoon, he called Kerry the “perfect choice” to replace Hillary Clinton. Stating that “few individuals … grasp our foreign policies as firmly as John Kerry,” Obama said the Senator will not “need a lot of on-the-job training.” He then praised […]

DANIEL GREENFIELD: THE PERFECT PRISON

http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/ There are as many ways to look at a man as there are at a glass of water. Either half empty or half full. Either people are basically good or they are basically rotten. And all theories of government come down to one view or the other. If people are basically good, then they […]

MARK STEYN:THE MASSACRE OF THE INNOCENTS

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/336343/massacre-innocents-mark-steyn The Newtown killings ought to occasion a little modesty and circumspection. ‘Lullay, Thou little tiny Child, by by, lully, lullay . . . ” The 16th-century Coventry Carol, a mother’s lament for her lost son, is the only song of the season about the other children of Christmas — the first-born of Bethlehem, slaughtered […]

ANDREW McCARTHY: THE FISCAL CLIFF AND THE MIDDLE EAST

http://www.nationalreview.com/blogs/print/336356

Washington is so broken that our enemies no longer need to make things up to embarrass us.
When your dissolute political establishment sinks to the point of being fit for lectures from Chinese Communists on spending restraint, and from erstwhile Soviet revanchists on foreign-affairs modesty, you are at rock bottom. Welcome to Washington.
Remember two summers ago, the depths of the last Beltway debacle on out-of-control borrowing that charted the course for today’s latest Beltway debacle on spending and taxes. It was then that China’s rulers blasted Uncle Santa for our “debt addiction,” our failure to observe “the commonsense principle” that a nation, like a family, must “live within its means.” At the time, U.S. sovereign debt — of which China is, not coincidentally, a major holder — had been downgraded below triple-A for the first time ever.
The Obamedia, fearing that their hero would be irreparably harmed by this signature achievement, reliably promoted a false narrative: Conservative “extremists” were refusing to extend the president’s tapped-out credit line, sending shivers through the bond markets. In reality, the explanation for the downgrade was not the contretemps over the statutory “debt ceiling”; it was the astronomical debt itself. The ceiling was significant only because it occasioned convincing proof that Washington is not serious about addressing our spending crisis. When you are borrowing to pay the interest on prior borrowing, it is time to cut spending — drastically. Washington won’t even consider it. That is what signals to creditors that our “full faith and credit” may not be credible. When you are burning through other people’s money because you’ve already spent your own people’s money for the next few generations, promises to pay are not very reliable.

NATIONAL SECURITY ROUNDTABLE: THE CONNING OF A NATION:Unaccountability by Accountability Review Board By Bing West

http://nsroundtable.org/as-we-see-it/the-conning-of-a-nation/

Behold anatomy of a failure (aka incompetence), courtesy of an inept government, led by an inept Commander-in-Chief (see below).Note the Obama Administration’s use here of a common practice known in the confidence or con racket as “cooling out the mark.”

Very fitting for a bunch of thugs from Chicago. Very disappointing for a once great nation. RS

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/336057/unaccountability-accountability-review-board-bing-west#

After a 13-week investigation, the State Department “Accountability Review Board” has concluded that no one is responsible for the breakdown in security that resulted last September in the deaths of four Americans at the Benghazi consulate. To avoid a repeat of such an attack, the Board recommended more money and more Diplomatic Security (DS) guards.

While stating that there was no protest prior to the attack by terrorists, the Board did not address why U.N. Ambassador Rice, President Obama and other officials had repeatedly implied that the attack was sparked by protesters angered by an obscure anti-Muslim film posted on YouTube.

The Board concluded that “the lack of non-lethal crowd control options precluded a more vigorous defense.” It’s not explained why a terrorist attack merits a non-lethal response. The report was hopelessly vague in describing the actions of the Americans on-scene, whether they had engaged in a heavy firefight, killed any terrorists or if the Diplomatic Security agents ever fired their weapons. When the DS agents, overcome by smoke inhalation, left the consulate, they did come under enemy fire, and in response the CIA agents on-site provided covering fire.

In the event, Ambassador Stevens was missing from 2200 (4 PM Washington time). The report said an Arabic-speaking male called at 0200 to say an American had died at the hospital. But the Board stated that some suspected the call was a ruse to lure Americans into a trap. It was not until eleven hours later that a body delivered to the Benghazi airport was positively identified as Ambassador Stevens.